Founded in 2010 by book editor Patrick Mulligan and graphic designer Ben Gibson, the mission of Brooklyn-based Pop Chart Lab was to do one thing and do it very well: render all of human experience in chart form. Three years later, the two have found themselves with new titles (Patrick as Editorial Director and Ben as Creative Director) and a small team of researchers, designers, and ‘soldiers’ with the mission of arranging massive amounts of cultural data into meaningful works of informative art pieces. Today, their collection ranges from the Evolution of Video Game Controllers to Visual Compendium’s of Sneakers, Cameras, and Guitars. Recently, the infographic-organization geniuses just released a new print that should speak to quite a few designers and engineers: The Chart of Hand Tools.

The Chart of Hand Tools


“This chart celebrates the tinkerers and the doers: those who build, repair, and create.”

Featuring over 300 beautifully rendered hand tool illustrations, the chart features well-executed categorical groupings of various tools used to measure, cut, chisel, hammer, and fasten. For the OCD critics out there, the chart also features multiple types of multiple tools, including 24 types of hand files alone.


Printed in brass and aluminum metallic inks on 100 lb archival stock to match the metallic sheen of the tools themselves, the 24″ x 36″ print surely deserves a place on the wall in your favorite wood shop, design office, or maker shed. Each $32 print is signed and numbered by the artists with the option to purchase the print pre-framed for an additional cost.


If only the inside of my toolbox looked this pretty.


Available at Pop Chart Lab (note: there is currently a 15% off sale through Friday 1/3 using coupon code: hangover).

(Images via Pop Chart Lab)


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.